Proteas looking for early wickets

BRISBANE – Centurion in the first innings, South African all-rounder Jacques Kallis is now ready to rotate his arm and contribute with the ball as well. He said. “I’m ready to go. It’s managing the workload as well, just got to be careful with that, but as far the body goes, it’s alright for the […]

BCCI rejects fixing claims in India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal

NEW DELHI – The BCCI on Sunday rubbished the fresh claims that the 2011 India-Pakistan World Cup semifinal could have been fixed, saying such a suggestion was an insult to the Indian team, which had worked hard for the victory. A British sports-betting journalist in his yet to be launched book has raised doubts that […]

Pakistani cricket fans must have an Indian sponsor to get visa

Any Pakistani cricket lover who wants to visit India to watch the upcoming limited over Indo-Pak cricket matches will have to have an Indian sponsor to get a visa as 12 Pakistani spectators had gone missing after the 2007 bilateral series. The Home Ministry has made it mandatory for each Pakistani cricket fan intending to […]

Afridi, Yousuf barred from playing first-class cricket

Pakistan’s star all-rounder Shahid Afridi and veteran batsman Mohammad Yousuf have been barred by the Pakistan Cricket Board from taking part in the ongoing President’s Cup. Both players had expressed the desire to return to first-class cricket in a bid to regain form ahead of Pakistan’s upcoming season. According to the PCB, the players were […]

HTC, Apple settle patent disputes

Taipei (CNA) –  Taiwan’s HTC Corp. and its arch rival Apple Inc. have agreed to settle their global patent disputes through the dismissal of all current lawsuits and a 10-year license agreement, ending a legal battle that has been running since 2010. The license extends to current and future patents held by both parties, the […]

A new data destination up in the cloud

In ways that Google has become synonymous with search, Facebook with networking, tweeting with being concise, on the horizon is Dropbox for sharing. Folks are already saying, “I’ll Dropbox the file for you to download.” At the turn of the decade, while people were expecting cloud computing to revolutionise the computing paradigm, it seems to […]

Google’s Nexus 7 tablet comes to India

NEW DELHI – ‘Gadget of The Year’ and the highest selling tablet Google’s Nexus 7 will be available in India from today. The latest version of the tablet will be available in stores starting at Rs. 19,900, according to LiveMint. Google updated the Nexus 7 tablet released earlier this year. It increased the storage on […]

China to become world’s largest robot consumer in 2014

BEIJING (IANS) – Demand for industrial robots is predicted to hit 32,000 units in China by 2014, making the manufacturing giant the world’s largest robotics consumer. According to the International Federation of Robotics, the sector’s technology and production have gained momentum amid higher labour costs and China’s efforts to restructure its economic growth pattern and […]

China to launch manned spaceship in June

BEIJING (IANS) –  China has plans to launch another manned spacecraft — Shenzhou-10 — in early June 2013, according to a leading space programme official. Like in the Shenzhou-9 mission, the crew may include two men astronauts and a woman, who are scheduled to enter the Tiangong-1 space lab module, said Niu Hongguang, deputy commander-in-chief […]

UK Advisory: KCCI Hails Govt. Efforts

SRINAGAR – The Kashmir Chamber of Commerce and Industry Saturday hailed the efforts of the state government, particularly the chief minister, Omar Abdullah, in persuading the British government to agree to lift the negative advisory to the country’s nationals against travel to Jammu and Kashmir. “We hope that the state government will put similar efforts […]

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